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Railroad & Wagon Bridge - Keokuk 1871

KEOKUK

Posted By: Cheryl Locher Moonen (email)
Date: 1/24/2017 at 17:52:21

The Clinton Daily Age, April 21, 1871

The railroad and wagon bridge crossing the Mississippi River at Keokuk, the only wagon bridge crossing the river, was completed on Tuesday. It cost about $1,000,000. The bridge has eleven piers, two abutments, and the longest draw in the world, it being 884 feet in length. In the centre are two spans, 250 feet wide, for the passage of rafts.


 

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